Texas Tech star Terry Wilson will miss the rest of the college football season due to surgery to repair a foot injury he suffered in Saturday’s win over Kansas.
Now that his season ended prematurely, Wilson decided to announce his plans regarding the future of football. In a lengthy Twitter post posted Sunday, the high-profile linebacker declared for the NFL Draft.
“It was my full intention to finish this season with my brothers on the field, but unfortunately I broke a bone in my foot, and despite my best efforts to work through it, several doctors advised me to fix it immediately,” Wilson Books.
“Although I have to stay off my feet for the next couple of months, I will be 100% healthy and ready for NFL draft drills where I plan to continue to prove that I am the best defensive player in the next draft.”
Prior to the foot injury, the consensus was that Wilson was one of the best outfielders in the April draft. That may not have changed, but time will tell how teams will rate the explosive linebacker who came out of foot surgery.
Prior to the injury, Wilson recorded 59 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks on the season.
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